Four Blackwater Contractors Convicted in Iraq Massacre: What has happened to them?

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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After seven-years of continuous attempts to try the four Blackwater operatives for their involvement it what appeared to initially be a war crime.

One judge dismissed the charges completely, to be overruled by a Federal District Court judge, thus the saga continues. 

Their cases are apparently still winding their way through the appeals process as no information I’ve been able to locate on the internet tells me that they were released or finally sentenced.

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All four of the accused with their attorneys. I believe I’m seeing Larry Klayman from Judicial Watch in the back right.

“This verdict is a resounding affirmation of the commitment of the American people to the rule of law, even in times of war,” U.S. Atty. Ronald Machen, whose office led the prosecution, said in a statement.

No, its complete bullshit and opens up an entirely new set of questions, as sent to me by our friend Dave below. And let us not forget with Obama at the helm of the Ship of State the law is meaningless in his mind, the U.S. Constitution be damned.

How did the jurisdiction get into America for activities in Iraq?

What is happening with this “justice” by no-combatants” of combatants in a firefight?

How can a Muslim from Iraq be allowed to testify in an American court?

Were these Muslims questioned about their Sharia Law beliefs and lying?

Los Angeles Times

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in Iraq killing; appeals expected
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A federal jury returned guilty verdicts Wednesday for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens in Baghdad in 2007.

See video of this complete nonsense here.
A federal jury has convicted four Blackwater security guards in the 2007 killing of 14 Iraqis

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A federal jury Wednesday convicted four former Blackwater security guards who had been charged with killing 14 Iraqis in Baghdad seven years ago in a shooting that became a symbol of U.S. treatment of Iraqi civilians.

After nearly 30 days of deliberation, the jury in found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder, while three other guards — Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard — were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
Related story: Officials balked on ’05 Blackwater inquiry
T. Christian Miller

See entire article below.

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News That Isn’t News: Government Spends Money on Lots of Stupid Shit

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, and Oath Keeper.

Nope this wasn’t my title, it came from Lucian McMahon at Reason Magazine. 

Oklahoma’s Senator who has already pledged to term limit his tenure in Washington when his election is up, will do so. 

He’s a physician, a man of excellent character who never looked at running for office as a life time job filled with power and perks.

Unlike many particularly on the left side of the aisle, they would be heard pressed if they weren’t living off the government’s, make that your tax payers dollars while they incredulously believe we work for them and not the other way around. 

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Reason Magazine

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has published his fifth installment of Wastebook, an annual tragicomic testimony to the power of diffused costs and concentrated benefits. The catalog of 100 asinine government expenditures is wholesome fun for the whole fiscally conservative family—especially your earnest Republican aunt who sends you chain emails with that Mark Twain quote we’ve all seen a million times. 

Coburn’s report has it all, from government bailouts for a sheep research center in Idaho to high-end gym memberships for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees. So pour yourself a stiff drink (you’ll need it), sit back, and prepare to have your priors confirmed and your hopes dashed. Because, really, if we can’t stop the government from spending more than $300,000 to research synchronized sea monkey dancing, surely we are doomed.

Some spending snafus will be old hat to Reason readers. Taxpayer subsidies for sports stadia: $146 million. DHS grants for SWAT equipment to two sleepy New York towns: $200,000. A bankrupt United States Postal Service shipping groceries to remote Alaskan villages: $77 million.

Others should come as no surprise. The demolition of a new bridge because it was partially built with Canadian steel: $45,000. A grant for the Vermont Historical Society to chronicle the state’s hippie movement: $117,521. The Pentagon destroying $6 billion worth of unneeded ammunition: $1 billion.

In total, Coburn documents $25 billion in ridiculous government spending. In a world of multitrillion-dollar budgets, that’s a mere rounding error. But the report isn’t meant to exhaustively document all government waste—not even the most egregious.

After all, Medicaid improperly spent over $14 billion in 2013, which doesn’t make the list. Rather, the report serves as a colorful reminder that flush, powerful government agencies combined with private special interests make for a polity straight out of Joseph Heller.

Read the whole thing here. And weep.

 

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UPDATE: Canadian soldier, gunman killed as multiple shooters storm Ottawa capital complex

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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It would seem oddly enough, that Canada may want to revisit is gun laws and who is allowed to carry them.

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Medics attended to a soldier who was shot while guarding the National War Memorial. (AP)

Perhaps this tragedy would have been minimized of a “Good guy with a gun.” put the “Bad guy who ran off the rails,” down before he did more damage.

 

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This would be much the same at the United States Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery at Arlington near the White House and the Capitol building.

The Three Legal Classes of Firearms in Canada:

Non-Restricted Shotgun Non-restricted firearms are ordinary hunting and sporting rifles, shotguns and airguns with an overall length of 660mm or greater. Many airguns fall into this class because they are capable of achieving a muzzle velocity of 500 feet per second. If it is a centrefire semi-automatic firearm, the barrel length must be at least 470mm to be non-restricted.

These firearms must be stored, transported and displayed according to Federal regulations and you need a firearms licence to possess them.

Provincial and municipal rules may further regulate these firearms (e.g., Ontario hunting regulations require that firearms being transported be encased at night). Certain firearms, although they meet the above criteria, have been classified as “restricted” or “prohibited” by order-in-council.

para9mmRestricted firearms include many handguns and other firearms which do not meet the above specifications. Some firearms are classified as “restricted” by Federal order-in-council. All variants of the AR-15 genre of rifle are restricted firearms.

A transport permit is required to transport a restricted firearm from the location where the firearm is registered. Anyone with the appropriate firearms licence and a valid purpose can acquire this type of firearm. Hunting with restricted firearms is not allowed in Canada.

A gun that is scary looking?  Come on!  ???? Guns aren’t scary looking they are inanimate objects.

Prohibited Firearm - AK47Prohibited firearms include all fully automatic firearms, converted automatics and a variety of other scary looking firearms which have been classified as “prohibited” by order-in-council.

Most types of prohibited firearms are “grandfathered” to their current legal owners (i.e., owners are allowed to keep them), but cannot be transferred to non-grandfathered individuals.

Firearms converted from full-automatic to semi-automatic, and many handguns (barrel lengths less than or equal to 105mm, .25 or .32 calibre) fall into the prohibited class. If you do not already own prohibited long guns, there is generally no legal means to acquire firearms of this type.

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A Canadian soldier was shot dead and one suspect killed as multiple gunmen stormed the Canadian Parliament complex in Ottawa Wednesday morning, spraying as many as 30 shots inside the government building in a brazen assault that left the nation’s capital on lockdown just two days after a terror attack in Quebec, officials said.

Hum…Jumping to a quick assumption that Jihadist’s may have been involved, on their way to fight in Syria.  Poor guy must be learning  his bad habits for  our media.  Ya think>

The shots rang out just before 10 a.m., when a guard at the National War Monument was fatally shot. The gunmen next ran into the Parliament Hill building, where one MP reported hearing as many as 30 shots fired and a sergeant-at-arms was later credited with shooting one of the gunmen dead.

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The Ottawa complex houses Canada’s federal government. (AP)

In the following moments and hours, Royal Canadian Mounted Police converged on the scene, more shots were fired less than a mile away near a mall and officials told Ottawa residents to barricade themselves in their homes as they searched for one or more possible gunmen.

Entire article below.

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“Obama is a giant orb of ineptitude circled by yes-men and amateurs”

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

It’s not that Obama just surrounds himself with like-minded incompetents, he has failed to make over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings.

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But what the real problem is here; when Obama gets involved its certain the outcome will not be one that is positive for America and the American People.

Perhaps even a darker omen is that Obama will fire those who disagree with him and are extremely as the “Battle hardened members of his “Flag Staff,” that he has fired.

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Obama has purged 197 of them in his first five years.

Of course he was just following in the foot steps of his mentors, Stalin and Hitler.

Can the reader name just one thing he has accomplished that has made America and Americans better off?

Didn’t think so.

Obama’s Coterie Of Incompetents

 

 obola102114_345.gifPresident Obama meets at the White House with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive an update on the Ebola.

Leadership: By naming an “Ebola Czar,” the president has effectively cashiered his bumbling CDC chief — and again passed the buck for another crisis to another subordinate.

With Barack Obama, it’s always the fault of “him.” Or “her.” Or “they.” The federal Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden is now taking the fall for blithely promising Americans that Ebola would never come to our shores, and then, when it did — thanks to his refusal to restrict travel from West Africa — assuring us U.S. hospitals could handle it.

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Obama is said to be seething at the CDC’s mismanagement of Ebola, so much so that he replaced one incompetent with another — political operative Ron Klain, who has already missed two White House meetings on the crisis since his appointment as Ebola czar.

Klain, who is perfect for the position lacks one thing, any background in medicine.

No problem, this is nothing but political kabuki that Bill Clinton’s Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders could have handled equally as well.

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The position could easily be done away with as it’s largely ceremonial and is to be the Nation’s leading spokesperson on matters of Public Health. 

Exactly how could Klain do this when he knows virtually nothing about today’s problem’s with Ebola.

Entire article below.

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Helping the Pro-Obama Media Learn From the Past

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

For more in depth coverage on “Media Cover Ups and Government lies,” check out my Face Book page on this subject.

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The media for the most part see themselves to be “main stream” and with the exception of those at FOX News have tended to carry the water for the left. 

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Obama’s illegitimate swearing in on that cold day in January 2009 and again in 2013 gave them more to display their ignorance.

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They can’t help themselves, they either believe what they are saying or are being told what and how to say it.

Will they learn from the past?  Doubtfully, that’s where they live and unbeknownst to the vast majority of them they have no clue that what they are trying to sell us is only shared misery.

Front Page Magazine

In this special episode, our sincere host helps befuddled pro-Obama journalists learn critical lessons from their butt-kissing past.

Transcript below.

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The United West: FBI Warning — CAIR Organized by Hamas

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

The Breitbart crew has has fallen behind the curve in figuring out that CAIR has always been the propaganda and happy face to present their propaganda.

This has all been documented in the book below and was the result of an undercover sting.

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Iraq: Sunni jihadists murder 33 people, including 17 Shi’ites at mosque in Baghdad

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Muslim, Islamic terrorists showed they have a penchant for killing, Infidels or other Muslims that don’t belong to their sect.

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Let the Sunni kill the Shia. “What difference does it make?

Robert Spencer Oct 21, 2014 

 
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Note AP’s headline: “Suicide bombs kill at least 33 in Iraq’s Baghdad, Karbala” — as if the suicide bombs decided to go out and kill people.

The lack of an agent is a hallmark of the mainstream media coverage of any and every jihad attack. In the body of the article this unwillingness to identify jihadists as what they are becomes particularly ludicrous, as the ones attacking the Shi’ite mosque are identified as “militants.”

They’re linked to the Islamic State at the end of the piece, but before that the reader is just supposed to know what kind of “militants” would target a Shi’ite mosque. The Symbionese Liberation Army? PETA? Greenpeace? It’s a mystery!

“Suicide bombs kill at least 33 in Iraq’s Baghdad, Karbala,” AP, October 20, 2014:

See entire article below.

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Big Brother is Watching You

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

My writing partner, Lorra B. has just put up a great piece.

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For those who have yet to visit her site, please click the link below after leaving a comment should you choose to do so.

As the video below explains nothing we believe to be private is.

The IRS knows how and where you spend your money, NASA routinely monitors the phone calls of U.S. Citizens.

If you have a GPS on your car or PDA and are concerned about this fundamental intrusion, turn them off.

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Is this a real eye-ball or is it taking in information?

If you have any doubt about this technology being under development, look no further than the CBS hit, “A person of interest.”

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Of course television isn’t reality, but how long before a show like this is on the air that the technology hasn’t already been developed.

 

 

By Lorra B. Chief Writer for Silent Soldier

October 20, 2014

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